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roundtable two veterans of capitol. longtime republican strategist and staffer to dennis hastert and one who worked for senators kennedy and reed. let's begin with the words of bob woodward it avoid the crisis next time try dell getting the job. players used their staff as messagers and backen but never empowered them to solve the problem. could the staffers have done better? guest: as a former staffer you always think that you know all the solutions but it is the members of congress and senators that have to face election. it is a lot easier to get in a back room without worrying about constituents and solve these problems. i know a lot of staffers would be mortified with what bob woodward had to say. you don't want to get out ahead of your boss and the bosses are the ones who put the names on the ballot and ones that face the scrutiny. so, you really can't solve it without the principals. host: it didn't work for speaker bane are. guest: it didn't and it didn't work in the debt limit debacle. i have a lot of respect for bob woodward. i'm not quite sewer i understood what that -- not quite
as fleming marcotte, jr. is with us. justice richard palmer. justice peter zarrella. eslay.e dennis as wa we have our secretary of state denise merrow, former number of the house. we have our treasurer, denise napier. our controller. our attorney general. we have our u.s. senator, dick lowenthal. i would ask that all of the local elected leaders, please stand up so we can recognize and thank you. thank you very much. i would ask if there are any point of personal privilege from anyone. representative sawyer. former congressman who i will like to welcome back to the chamber. thank you. welcome back. we will have someone walking into the room. the committee has fulfilled their duties. they are discharged. we will welcome in our governor. thank you. it is hard to believe that two- year have passed since the governor and i took office. this is the third time i have had the honor of introducing him. these years have brought hardships to our state. there is no question that despite the many headwinds we have faced, this governor has of complacency in our government and is moving connecticut forwa
direction, to say that disclosure matters, we need better information in the market, but in addition dennis is a key part of having a functioning market. -- fairness is a key part of having a functioning market. having a standard is eight -- will allow this to occur, and having this issue by an agency which for the first time has its main goal and focus to benefit consumers is also a novel set of regulations and a novel paradigm. this is your first significant mortgage rule, and we congratulate you. the microphone works this time. thanks for the question period is a very important one. one of the things that we advocated for in the lead up to the crisis were for regulators to adopt a set of rules that would apply across the market's very broadly. we were seeing a very grave difference between loans that were being originated and the subprime -- in the subprime market verse is the prime market. . versus the prime market. what we wanted were unified standards applicable across the board to all mortgages so that we could help standardize the mortgage experience for consumers but also insure ba
strategist and staffer to dennis hastert and jim manley, who worked for senators kennedy and reid. let's begin with the words of bob woodward it avoid the crisis next time try dell getting the job. players used their staff as messagers and backen but never empowered them to solve the problem. could the staffers have done better? guest: as a former staffer you always think that you know all the solutions but it is the members of congress and senators that have to face election. it is a lot easier to get in a back room without worrying about constituents and solve these problems. i know a lot of staffers would be mortified with what bob woodward had to say. guest: it didn't and it didn't work in the debt limit debacle. i have a lot of respect for bob woodward. i'm not not quite sure i understood what that was getting at. staffers can only go so far and it is up to members to legislate. anyway, interesting piece but i'm not sure i buy the premise. host: how do you fix the problem because there seemed to be a problem coming to an agreement. was it the negotiation, the make-up of the republ
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